OPN Connect Newsletter 317 · April 27, 2023

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Braga Fresh Marks Earth Day with Regenerative Growing Progress Report 

Braga Fresh, home of Josie’s Organics, marked Earth Day by sharing the progress of the company’s commitment to harvest and take to market regeneratively grown crops.  Read More

2. Kansas City Nonprofit Growing Free Organic Produce for Cancer Patients

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A local nonprofit is on a mission to help give healthy and organic produce to people fighting cancer. “Organic food is really the best thing for their bodies, and it’s not easy to find,” said Food for the Cure’s Board Vice President Alan Staples. The nonprofit is working to change that for every cancer patient in the metro.  Read More

3. Increased Costs Continue to Pressure Organic Banana Growers and Shippers

Following a tricky winter, the supply of organic bananas is good and where it was expected to be. For Organics Unlimited, its current supply of organic bananas comes from both Mexico and Ecuador. In addition to these two countries, other areas also producing right now include Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama.  Read More


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4. Highline Mushrooms Transitions to Recycled Clear Plastic Tills

Highline Mushrooms recognizes the plastic concerns in the produce industry and the need for immediate change. Starting today, Highline can work toward a circular economy with its mushroom packaging and a transition to 100% recycled rPET clear plastic tills.  Read More

5. CCOF Foundation’s Organic Transition Program Is Blooming

The CCOF Foundation’s Organic Transition Program (OTP) supports producers transitioning their land into organic production. Producers receive direct financial support of $10,000 for three consecutive years as well as technical support from CCOF Foundation’s Organic Technical Specialist Brian Coltrin. Along with providing technical assistance, the CCOF Foundation strives to build community and provide networking opportunities for producers who are committed to the benefits of organic agriculture.  Read More

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